Civímetro is a guide for evaluation of civic labs.
Civímetro proposes a system adaptable to the context of each initiative but based on a methodological framework of reference that allows evaluations from different initiatives to be compared and, as such, to extract knowledge and share what is learned.
It has a seven-step evaluation plan to guide civic innovation initiatives throughout the entire process: from defining objectives and indicators to their measurement and drawing conclusions.
Why evaluate civic labs?
- Because they are places that are aimed at empowering and offering autonomy to citizens.
- Because they enable people and communities in a local context to be an active part of public policy processes through shared learning and open knowledge.
- Because they are places where it is important to give visibility to the way things are done and the processes that determine reaching objectives.
- Because they propose dynamics for collaboration and collective intelligence that are essential to living together in contemporary society.
- Because we need to give visibility to the changes that civic innovation produces in citizens and the territory.
- Because we need to understand what makes the creation of civic experimentation processes possible in order to improve and activate them more effectively.
- Because evaluation makes accountability possible, which should be incorporated as an essential phase of public policy.
- Because it builds bridges between the network of civic labs to share learning.